Monday, May 30, 2005

Povray results for 2004 competition

Povray is one of the applications that ran on the early Linux Clusters. Yes it can be configured to run on most grids today. Winners may or may not have used grid or cluster in their creations but if they did it would have been much faster. How about competing for next year, with your cluster/grid doing the rendering?


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The Other GRID

Einstein is one of my reasons for studying physics. So it is natural that I join a grid by his name.
I am at lower rangs of the ladder here. Unlike the World Community Grid where I am ranked halfway mark. I will add more computers to Einstein as well. I you like to see the scores and other info about my effort please go here

IDC Reports Base One Positioned to Address Data Access and Sharing Across Grids

Base One International Corporation, a leading supplier of software for developing data-intensive and compute-intensive applications for cluster and grid computing, today announced a major upgrade - High Performance Information Sharing (HPIS) - to their middleware and programming toolkit. This new release significantly extends Base One's successful software for developing Windows applications, by enabling the secure and easy sharing of information within and between enterprises running applications on totally different data base platforms.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Grid's II

update to Grid's, I just passed 20000 points mark! But a long way to go before I can get in to the top user list.
I only run the program on Win machines. I need to get wine installed on my Linux boxen.
here is the link to my team page

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Just created an account under my grand pa (Opaboon) and griding away. Just low ranked now, somewhere in 3500S. But I have three PC's (Win) working on the score. I will update as it goes. Here is my team link if you want to have a look.gridtech team

Friday, May 06, 2005

Games on demand on TV?

ANT Limited and G-cluster, announced today an alliance to develop broadband TV client technologies, targeted at Gamers and Games.

About ANT Limited
ANT Limited ( is a leading provider of embedded application software and support for the broadband TV, hospitality and consumer electronics markets. ANT's unique combination of proven browser, digital-media management and user interface software enables device manufacturers and TV operators to present digital-media content and services to end users via branded interfaces.

The company's products can be integrated quickly and cost-effectively into any platform and operating system, across a wide range of devices such as set top boxes, TVs, DVD players and multimedia handhelds.

ANT software has been extensively deployed by customers throughout the world such as Samsung, Thomson, Pace, Amino and Sagem.

About G-cluster Ltd.
G-cluster Ltd. was founded in 2000 to meet the demand for high-quality gaming on broadband network connected thin clients such as set-top boxes and next generation wireless devices. By moving most of the processing to sophisticated server clusters, G-cluster has been able to achieve network and device independence and exceptional cost-effectiveness without sacrificing the quality of graphics or gameplay. The G-cluster Game System is currently successfully being deployed in several commercial pilots and is ready for large-scale deployment.

G-cluster is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOFTBANK Broadmedia Corporation ("SBBM", The G-cluster business is operated worldwide through ClubiT Corporation (Osaka New Market: 4347,, another subsidiary of SBBM).

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The World Community Grid gets it's 100,000th contributor

The World Community Grid, a network of volunteer computers connected together in a grid system to solve scientific problems, has reached a milestone today by surpassing its 100,000th contributor. In other news, Marist College has signed on as the project's first university partner.

World Community Grid's mission is to provide the necessary computing muscle to complete humanitarian projects.
the World Community Grid dedicated its resources to identify proteins in the Human Proteome to gain a better understanding of what causes and what can potentially cure diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Globus Toolkit, Version 4.0 (GT4) Released

Leading Grid Vendors, Standards Bodies and Development Community Call GT4 the Most “Enterprise Ready” Version To Date
CHICAGO, May 2 – The Globus Consortium today announced the release of Globus Toolkit, version 4.0(GT4), developed by the Globus Alliance. The Globus Toolkit is an open standards building block for enterprise-level Grid implementations.
GT4 is the most stable, “enterprise ready” version of the Globus Toolkit ever—incorporating the latest web services standards, new security and authorization features, and the collaborative efforts of a global community of open source Grid developers. GT4 can be downloaded at:".

“Interoperability, flexibility and the freedom to choose the best vendor products and equipment is what enterprise Grid is all about,” said Ian Foster, Board Member with the Globus Consortium. “The leading enterprise Grid vendors and standards bodies are standing behind GT4 as the preferred open source software for enterprise Grids. By building Grids with the Globus Toolkit, and by working with vendors who support the Globus Toolkit—organizations can best position themselves to exploit the full potential of enterprise Grid.”
For nearly a decade, a global community of Grid developers have contributed to Globus Toolkit code, and this latest GT4 release includes all of the necessary tools for building an enterprise Grid.
Key additions to GT4 include:
GT4 complies with the latest Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) web services standards, which provides maximum interoperability between different environments.
GT4 includes initial support for important authorization standards, including Security Markup Language (SAML) and Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML). These provide business with a foundation for building a secure web-services enabled Grid infrastructure.
 GT4 implements the Web Services Resource Framework (WS-RF) and Web Services Notification (WS-N) specifications, which are emerging standards in OASIS backed by major vendors for web services enablement of Grid and resource management systems.
 GT4 features sophisticated authorization and security capabilities—Globus has always been diligent in Grid security, and GT4 is also “enterprise ready” from a security perspective.
"For nearly a decade, major vendors and standards bodies – including the Global Grid Forum (GGF) – have contributed to the open source Globus Toolkit," said Mark Linesch, Chair of the GGF. "The Globus Toolkit has seen terrific success in research, academic and commercial high-performance computing environments. By continuing to align with the latest grid and web services standards, GT4 is poised for broader adoption – particularly in enterprise markets where efficient resource sharing and more effective data integration are becoming increasingly critical."
North Carolina-based MCNC, which tests and deploys advanced networking solutions on its North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) in partnership with North Carolina universities and state government, recently performed successful "testbed" work on GT4 - with systems set up across the OC48 NCREN backbone. Vendor participants included: Cisco, Gridwise Technologies, IBM, Network Appliance, Red Hat and Sun.

About the Globus Consortium

The Globus Consortium is the world's leading organization championing open source Grid technologies in the enterprise. With the support of industry leaders IBM, Intel, HP, and Sun Microsystems, the Globus Consortium draws together the vast resources of IT industry vendors, enterprise IT groups, and a vital open source developer community to advance use of the Globus Toolkit in the enterprise. The Globus Toolkit is the de facto standard for Grid infrastructure enabling IT managers to view all of their distributed computing resources around the world as a unified virtual datacenter. By giving enterprises access to computing resources as they need it, IT costs can go up and down as business demands. An open Grid infrastructure is
the pre-requisite to fulfilling the promise of utility computing.

Oracle(R) AS 10g is Overall World Record Leader

Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Application Server 10g closed out the SPECjAppServer2002 industry standard benchmark as the overall performance world record leader for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 application servers, beating out rivals BEA and IBM.